The medieval fool was a powerful character. In the nineteenth century, another powerful fool, Nietzsche, emerged. They were both powerful because they both sacrificed all.
Getting to know Chuang-Tzu, Lin-Chi, and Dogen's kitchen-worker friend. . . with Catholic asides.
Zen, Christ, St. Therese Lisieux, C.S. Lewis: they all taught a similar thing. Cultivate the eyes of a child.
The philosophy of focusing on a slow and loving existence in the quiet now
You can’t get through a Pieper book quickly any more than you can fly through poetry, or run through an art museum, or gulp fine wine. All such things …
God is good, so to the extent something is good, it has more existence . . . it’s more “real.”
Essences become meaningless in both a perfect and marred world.
The supernatural and paranormal. Postmodernism and critical theory. What could be the connection?
Marshall McLuhan's central theory is that human modes of thinking are altered by media. Media are “extensions” of ourselves, things that add themselves on to what we already are, …
Wage work, in other words, is replaced with play work. It’s like changing from a smelly shirt into the sweat-soaked shirt you jogged in a few hours earlier.
How will I deal with Michigan shutting down the bars on Black Wednesday?
The Social Dilemma uses the intellectual framework built by McLuhan, but the similarities stop there